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Cisco IDS Plaintext Telnet Service Detection

Low

Synopsis

The remote host passes information across the network in an insecure manner.

Description

The remote host is running Cisco IDS. The IDS administrator has enabled the plaintext telnet service. An attacker sniffing the local network can determine the user ID and password required to administer the machine.

Solution

Ensure that telnet is required in order to administer the machine.